Category results for "Addiction"

JT Weekly- Other Headlines of Interest

Top headlines of the week from Friday, March 21- Thursday, March 27, 2014.

“Mindfulness” Meditation Can Help Reduce Addiction Relapse Rates: Study

An approach to meditation called “mindfulness,” which teaches self-awareness, can be effective in preventing relapses of drug and alcohol abuse, a new study suggests.

JT Weekly- Other Headlines of Interest

Top headlines of the week from Friday, March 14- Thursday, March 20, 2014.

States Consider Synthetic Drug Bans, Opioid Education for Doctors and Marijuana Laws

A number of state legislatures are considering bills banning synthetic drugs, requiring education for doctors who prescribe opioids, and expanding the use of the drug overdose antidote naloxone this session, explains Sherry Green, CEO of the National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws.

JT Weekly- Other Headlines of Interest

Top headlines of the week from Friday, March 7- Thursday, March 13, 2014.

Substance Abuse Treatment Centers Report Problems With Insurance Coverage

Substance abuse treatment providers say patients are having problems getting their care covered, even though such treatment is now considered an essential health benefit under the Affordable Care Act.

Survey of Women Treated for Addiction Finds Many Used Prescription Drugs, Heroin

A new survey of affluent women treated for alcohol and drug addiction finds prescription medication and heroin are their leading drugs of choice.

JT Weekly- Other Headlines of Interest

Top headlines of the week from Friday, February 28- Thursday, March 6, 2014.

JT Weekly- Other Headlines of Interest

Top headlines of the week from Friday, February 21- Thursday, February 27, 2014.

Study: Many U.S. Seniors Get Prescription Pain Pills From Multiple Doctors

A new study found that about one-third of Medicare patients who get prescriptions for painkillers receive them from multiple doctors, which raises their risk for hospitalization, HealthDay reports.

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